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Ignition key on 1990 F250

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Toddppm, Sep 23, 2000.

  1. Toddppm

    Toddppm Member
    Messages: 35

    Went to leave a customers house the other day , after the truck started the starter kept running,had to jump out and disconnect the battery. After playing with different things for a while, i finally disconnected the cable at the relay and reconnected, no problem since. I don't know why that worked but i still think it's the ignition switch as i have had other problems with it not turning all the way. I looked a t a new switch and it seems like there is only a pin that can be pressed in about the 3 o'clock postion after turning the key on and pull the whole thing out. How do you get to that pin?is there a special tool to reach in there or what? I took the column cover off but theres still a cover around the ignition and shifter that seems like it won't come off without removing both first? Anybody done this before?
  2. Aspen Snow

    Aspen Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 148


    Watch out for that problem. I know of a friend that has a 1988 F-150 that the Ignition stick and the truck caught on fire. Luckly the put out the fire but nned all new ignition wires.
  3. turfman99

    turfman99 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Mine did too..

    But it was covered in a recall for both 89, 90,91 F 250. Dealer replaced it.Take it to your dealer,they will run the VIN and see if it's covered under the recall. It's about $180 if you have it done.
  4. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    If you are not covered under recall,its not hard to replace,its under the column,remove the sleeve and it unbolts from under the steering wheel.